The Greatest Science Stories Never Told: 100 Tales of Invention and Discovery to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy
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The Greatest Science Stories Never Told: 100 Tales of Invention and Discovery to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

by Rick Beyer
     
 

100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, & stupefy

  • Meet the angry undertaker who gave us the push-button phone.
  • Discover how modesty led to the invention of the stethoscope.
  • Find out why Albert Einstein patented a refrigerator.
  • Learn how a train full of trumpeters made science history.

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Overview

100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, & stupefy

  • Meet the angry undertaker who gave us the push-button phone.
  • Discover how modesty led to the invention of the stethoscope.
  • Find out why Albert Einstein patented a refrigerator.
  • Learn how a train full of trumpeters made science history.

Did you know about:

  • The frustrated fashion designer who created the space suit?
  • The gun-toting newspaperman who invented the parking meter?
  • The midnight dreams that led to a Nobel Prize?

They're so good, you can't read just one!

Editorial Reviews

Rick Beyer has made himself semi-famous by digging up weird and wonderful stories that historians somehow missed. In this effort, the author of History Channel's Greatest Stories Never Told series returns with a tantalizing collection of little-known, amazing inventions and discoveries. The lineup of premature geniuses boggles the mind: A teenage boy who invented television. A frustrated fashion designer who gave us the space suit. The anonymous Baghdad inventor of 250 B.C. who seems to have concocted a working battery. Astonish your friends; surprise yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061626968
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/03/2009
Pages:
214
Sales rank:
760,329
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Rick Beyer is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told book series, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been seen on The History Channel, A&E, and National Geographic Channel. He is also an accomplished speaker who inspires and entertains audiences around the country. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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